Top 5 Christmas Crackers For Your Table!

 There’s absolutely one thing you cannot forget to include on your Christmas dinner table after you’ve laid down the oilcloth tablecloth and have set out your beautiful festive china – the Christmas crackers!

 Everyone loves a cracker, awful jokes and all, but there are some really rather amazing ones to be found out there that will make your dining table that little bit extra special this year. Here’s our rundown of the top five. 

  1. Balloon Modelling Party Crackers

From Nest, these crackers would be brilliant fun if you’ve got a family of youngsters (or even big kids) since they come with six balloons and instructions on how to make them into different animals. Certainly a bit more interesting than a knock-knock joke or a sewing kit, we think!


  1. Christmas Cracker Party Pack

We love the slightly retro styling of these Bath House Christmas crackers and they’ll make your dinner table smell delightful as well, since they’re stuffed full of bath salts and lip balms… just a little something to spread the magic of Christmas a wee bit further once all the presents have been unwrapped.


  1. Nutcracker Christmas Crackers

A set of six from the National Gallery, these Nutcracker crackers come with traditional jokes, hats and gifts so no surprises there but we think the design of the actual crackers themselves would look brilliant on any table, no matter the theme.


  1. Meri Meri Crackers

Got a lot of baking fans at home? Then, boy, are these the crackers for you! They come with a different cookie cutter in each one so you can all have fun on Boxing Day making some tasty biscuits (if you haven’t already had enough to eat by then).


  1. Giant Christmas Cracker

This offering from Laura Ashley may well be our favourite of them all. It’s over half a metre long and comes with a photo booth kit, blowers, streamers, jokes and charades so you’ll definitely have a rip-roaring good time if you get your hands on this. Plus it’s now available online for just a £10 so you’d better get in there quick!